Tag: field guide

| October 18, 2020

Field guide to Benham

I’m covering both Benham & Sons and Benham & Froud in the same field guide because the two firms are related.

| February 1, 2020

Field guide to Pommier

H. Pommier was a coppersmith in Brussels, Belgium with a long history: it was the continuation of Van Neuss in the 19th century, itself a continuation of Vernimmen from the 18th.

| January 30, 2020

Field guide to Peter Brux

Peter was a coppersmith and kitchenware manufacturer based in Brussels, Belgium — the “Brux” in the stamp — from 1933 to 2006.

Field guides | October 16, 2019

Field guide to Jacquotot

For me, this marque remains the most enigmatic of all the French makers.

Field guides | May 29, 2019

Field guide to Havard

Havard is one of the few 19th-century Villedieu coppersmiths that survives to this day.

Field guides | May 27, 2019

Field guide to Lecellier

A piece of Lecellier copper is the work of a family with centuries of history in Villedieu.

Field guides | January 19, 2019

Field guide to Matfer

This is going to be an unusual field guide to Matfer copper because I don’t think Matfer ever made any.

Field guides | December 7, 2018

Field guide to Dehillerin

Anyone who ventures into the world of vintage French copper cookware will quickly come across the name Dehillerin, an iconic and photogenic kitchenware store operating in Paris since 1890.

Field guides | December 6, 2018

Field guide to Gaillard

I have a deep interest in the work of Gaillard — they made copper pots from the early 1800s to the 1980s and their early pots are considered real masterpieces.